Church Diversity – Let’s Talk About It

January 18, 2011 by

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best nearly 40 years ago: “We must face the sad fact that at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning, when we stand to sing… we stand in the most segregated hour in America.” Unfortunately, not much has changed since Dr. King’s statement. That is why New Leaf Press is publishing Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week by Scott Williams.  Learn more about the book in my video below:

The book will be available April 2011.

1.8 Million Books Sold

July 5, 2010 by

Many of the New Leaf Publishing staff and I just returned from the Christian Retailers Show in St. Louis (ICRS).  Christian book stores from across the world gather at this show each year to browse and purchase the latest releases and learn more about the books and authors.  We had a great booth this year featuring authors Ken Ham, Steve Ham, Julie Cave, Shannon O’Dell, Ronnie & Jeana Floyd and many more.  One interesting fact that we shared with our retailing friends is that we’ve sold over 1.8 million of Ken Ham’s books.

Build Memories with Your Children

June 20, 2010 by

As a parent and father there are many things you need to do right and focus on.

One of the things that is important to me is building memories. I believe once a year you need to do some event with a child or all your children that will build a strong positive memory of the event or conversation. Plan it out — be purposeful — and leave a memory that your child and you will never forget.

Something that you will remember for the rest of your life and something that your children will talk about after you have left this earth.

What is your favorite memory of your father?

My Definition of Success

June 18, 2010 by

As the owner and president of a New Leaf Publishing Group I am often asked about success.

How do I define my success?
What makes others successful in my eyes?
And do I consider myself successful?

I am pretty passionate about this subject and I want you to notice what I say at the end of this video and how it pertains to fatherhood.

I would love to hear you thoughts on how you measure of success.

The Last Evening I Ever Spent with my Father

June 12, 2010 by

I was recently asked by our marketing department if I would reflect on fatherhood a bit with Father’s Day just around the corner.

So I did two videos in my library the other night — it was very interesting how quickly I went back in time to the last night I spent on this earth with my father.

That was some 19 years ago — the night before is death.

Then I even went back further in time 24 years ago to the birth of my first son Jordan. (to be posted in a future blog)

I remember that day very well — it changed my life. From that day on my life was second, third or even fourth.
Christ, spouse, Jordan — then me.

Enjoy.

An Interview with Social Media Consultant, Jon Dale

May 26, 2010 by

John Dale is one of the leading social media consultants in the country. He was recently at New Leaf for a day of brainstorming. At the end of the day I did a quick interview with him.  I thought you might enjoy this.

Turning 50

January 29, 2010 by

Yes, on April 24th of this year I will turn 50 years old. Where did the time go? I was born in 1960 to Harriett and Clifford Dudley — my mother was 30 years old and my dad just 27. I weighed 8 lbs 11 oz (sorry mom), and was born at 8:23 in the morning.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, on April 24th I am going to give away a new Apple I-pad to some lucky fan of our Master Books’ Facebook page.  We will also be giving away one of our titles each week to one of our fans.

Now, back to turning 50. To be honest, I am not all that fired up about it – have never really cared about age in the past, but this one does put me firmly on the downward, back side, slippery slope of life. But there is a silver lining to all of this. For all of my comrades that were born in 1960, Silver Dollar City in Branson is turning 50 as well, so we get in free all year. Pretty cool! For now, I am in perfect health, my life is very full, and in 22 days I am off to Hawaii for a week of golf.

Take a moment now and become a fan of Master Books on Facebook. Maybe you’ll win!

Stars died for us?

January 8, 2010 by

I recently sent a YouTube link out to my staff with the comment, “Why we do what we do.”

We are the publishers of Master Books, an apologetics imprint started by Tim LaHaye and Dr. Henry Morris, and we’re standing in the gap as secular humanist voices in this country seem to grow ever louder.

The short clip is entitled, “Forget Jesus, the stars died for us.” Wow!  Whoever would have dreamed that the day would come that someone would say something like this and that a crowd would cheer? This nation is under attack like never before. People like Lawrence Krauss don’t just want to tell you about their religious views (yes, atheism is a religion); they want to attack yours, as well.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

The decade we just came out of has attacked Christianity through the written word like never before.  Some of the recent best-selling religious titles include Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris, (The End of Faith), Victor Stenger (God: The Failed Hypothesis), and Christopher Hitchens (God is Not Great). Yes, these titles for the most part are considered religious, but they all openly attack the Word of God.

I personally believe that the Word of God is alive and is the very breath of my Lord and Savior; from the very first verse to the last—yes, it is my “burning bush.” As God talked to Moses through a burning bush, God can talk to Tim Dudley through His Word.  We here at Master Books are willing to defend this holy Word of God at any cost.

What about you?

The Story of Saipan

November 3, 2009 by

I was recently at the Answers in Genesis headquarters for a board meeting. It is a huge privilege to serve on the board of this incredible ministry, and it always amazes me how God will use you if you are willing to make yourself available. But sadly, so many Christian men and women really don’t know what it means to make yourself available unconditionally, and they miss out on so much of God’s blessing.

Tim at podium

Tim at podium

While I was there, I was asked to share a devotion with the staff, which I love to do. They recorded it, so I thought I would share it with you. It did include a PowerPoint presentation, so you will miss out on the pictures, but you will grasp the meaning of the message.

Please Click Here to listen to my devotion.

Tim with presentation

Tim with presentation

What was the power of God’s grace to transform one’s heart, life, and even one’s land?

My favorite definition of “grace” is: a favor rendered by one who need not do so; the unmerited favor of God.

The story of Saipan was my illustration for this message on the depth of grace.

Enjoy!

16 Signs That A Leader Has Lost His Mind

September 10, 2009 by

I came across this blog, thought  it was great, and wanted to pass this on. Made me stop and wonder whether I have lost my mind – will get back to you on that.

The article is written by Perry Noble [http://perrynoble.com] senior pastor of New Spring Church in South Carolina. Pastor Noble blogs about leadership, vision and creativity.

#1 – He refuses to admit his mistakes.

#2 – He begins to blame the problems on people or circumstances rather than actually seeking out what the problem might be.

#3 – He refuses to listen to the team assembled around him.

#4 – He fights every idea that isn’t his own, thinking his originality is what must keep the church afloat.

#5 – He refuses to face reality.

#6 – He is unwilling to make the necessary changes because it would be highly unpopular.

#7 – He tries to listen to what everyone has to say about every situation.

#8 – He begins to believe that God’s favor on his life is because of how good he is rather than because of how good God is!

#9 – He believes that he can’t learn anything from churches that are smaller than his.  (This would be arrogance!)

#10 – He abuses his staff to accomplish his agenda rather than leading them to accomplish God’s.

#11 – He fears asking for commitment because of how people may perceive him.

#12 – He becomes obsessed with the way things are rather than how they should be.

#13 – He views himself as an expert.

#14 – He tries to motivate with fear rather than vision.

#15 – He doesn’t seek fresh revelation from God and often goes back to what has been done instead of seeking direction for what has never been done.

#16 – He stops taking risks and becomes obsessed with playing it safe.


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